FAU vs. Middle Tennessee - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

FAU vs. Middle Tennessee - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-3) at Florida Atlantic Owls (3-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm (FAU Stadium)

The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -11.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Florida Atlantic Owls meet Saturday in college football action at FAU Football Stadium.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders need a road win here to get back to a .500 record. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have lost six of their last nine road games. Asher O'Hara is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 1,156 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. O'Hara has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Jarrin Pierce and CJ Windham have combined for 458 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ty Lee has 17 receptions. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ground game is averaging 132.4 yards per contest, and O'Hara leads the way with 311 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Middle Tennessee is allowing 33.6 points and 520.8 yards per game. Jovante Moffatt leads the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with 44 tackles, Tyshun Render has two sacks and Reed Blankenship has two interceptions.

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The Florida Atlantic Owls look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Florida Atlantic Owls have won five of their last eight home games. Chris Robison is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 1,412 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. Robison has 11 touchdown passes in his last three games games. Harrison Bryant and John Mitchell have combined for 637 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Tavaris Harrison has 14 receptions. The Florida Atlantic Owls ground game is averaging 129.4 yards per contest, and Larry McCammon III leads the way with 241 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Florida Atlantic is allowing 31.6 points and 412.2 yards per game. Rashad Smith leads the Florida Atlantic Owls with 36 tackles, Akileis Leroy has 3.5 sacks and Meiko Dotson has two interceptions.

The Blue Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games, 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games on grass. The Blue Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Florida Atlantic and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Owls last 5 home games. The over is 5-1-1 in Blue Raiders last 7 games overall. 

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have split their last 10 games ATS as a double-digit underdog. The Florida Atlantic Owls have covered six of their last 10 games as a double-digit favorite. Middle Tennessee hasn't done much when stepping up in competition and the defense has struggled for most of the season regardless of who they play. After taking its licks against Ohio State and UCF, the Florida Atlantic Owls are showing just how dangerous they are when playing teams more on their level from a talent standpoint. FAU is explosive offensively and can really run up the score in a hurry. There's a reason this line has jumped since it's been released. I'll lay the increasing number. 

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Randy’s Pick Florida Atlantic Owls -11.5

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